repartee

Part of speech: noun

A witty or apt reply; sharp rejoinder.

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Usage examples "repartee":

  1. She had turned upon him swiftly with an outflash of the playful daring which had been one of his major fetterings in time past- the ecstatic little charm that goes with quick repartee and instant and sympathetic apprehension. - "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
  2. He seemed always in good spirits, and held his own in the jests and repartee that flew about. - "Anne Of The Island", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  3. " I understand," said Mr. Forbes; " you mean bright at repartee and quick- witted." - "Two Little Women on a Holiday", Carolyn Wells.